Topics » Science & Technology   April 3, 2012

Slime Molds, Revealed

Under the Microscope

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Under the Microscope

Slime molds come in hundreds of varieties, many of which require a microscope to see. This microscopic image shows a slime mold that has formed a small fruiting body filled with spores.

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